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Japan. Reading: Page 1 Answers: Worksheet 1. Japan is about the same size as the state of: California. Japan has a population of over: 100 million people. Japan is located in: Asia. The Pacific Ocean The East China Sea The Sea of Japan. Japan is surrounded by:.

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Japan

Japan

Reading: Page 1

Answers: Worksheet 1


Japan is about the same size as the state of california

Japan is about the same size as the state of: California


Japan has a population of over 100 million people

Japan has a population of over:100 million people


Japan is located in asia

Japan is located in: Asia


Japan is surrounded by

The Pacific Ocean

The East China Sea

The Sea of Japan

Japan is surrounded by:


Japan is made up of 4 main islands

Japan is made up of:4 main islands


The largest of the islands is honshu

The largest of the islands is:Honshu


The capital of japan is tokyo

The capital of Japan is: Tokyo


Japan s most famous mountain is mt fuji

Japan’s most famous mountain is:Mt. Fuji


Planting crops on low mountain slopes is called terraced farming also step farming

Planting crops on low mountain slopes is called: terraced farming (also: step farming)


Much of the food eaten in japan comes from the sea

Much of the food eaten in Japan comes from: the sea


Food and products bought from other countries are called imports

Food and products bought from other countries are called: imports


Two problems japan has because of its geographical location are

Earthquakes

Typhoons

Two problems Japan has because of its geographical location are:


The destructive waves that hit japan are called tidal waves or tsunamis

The destructive waves that hit Japan are called: tidal waves (or tsunamis)


The large tribes that once ruled japan were called clans

The large tribes that once ruled Japan were called: clans


The most powerful of these tribes worshipped a sun goddess

The most powerful of these tribes worshipped a: sun goddess


Today japan is still called the land of the rising sun

Today Japan is still called: “the land of the rising sun”


The japanese flag symbolizes the rising sun

The Japanese flag symbolizes the rising sun


The most powerful of the clan leaders became an emperor

The most powerful of the clan leaders became an: emperor


An emperor rules over his own land and the lands of others

An emperor rules over: his own land and the lands of others


The ruling class fought for and protected the emperor

The “ruling class” fought for and protected the emperor


The japanese type of government was called feudalism

The Japanese type of government was called: feudalism


The strong powerful people who became the military leaders were

The strong, powerful people who became the military leaders were:

  • Shoguns


The power handed from father to son was called hereditary power

The power handed from father to son was called: hereditary power


The famous military fighters of japan were samurai

The famous military fighters of Japan were: Samurai


Rather than surrender to an enemy these fighters would commit suicide

Rather than surrender to an enemy, these fighters would: commit suicide


This type of death was named hari kari

This type of death was named: hari-kari


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Reading: Page 3

Worksheet: 2


The 1400 s are called the age of exploration

The 1400’s are called: the Age of Exploration


Europeans were going to asia and africa

Europeans were going to: Asia and Africa


The europeans came to japan in the mid 1500 s

The Europeans came to Japan: in the mid 1500’s


The europeans brought with them the religion of christianity

The Europeans brought with them the religion of: Christianity


Any japanese who tried to change to this religion was tortured or executed

Any Japanese who tried to change to this religion was: tortured or executed


The japanese chose not to mix with the europeans and chose isolation from the europeans

The Japanese chose not to mix with the Europeans and chose “isolation” from the Europeans


Japan was part of the eastern world and europe was part of the western world

Japan was part of the Eastern World and Europe was part of the Western World


Japan remained isolated for about 200 years

Japan remained isolated for about: 200 years


In history japan came out of it s isolation when american ships sailed into tokyo bay

In history, Japan came out of it’s isolation when American ships sailed into Tokyo Bay


The american naval officer who sailed into tokyo bay was matthew perry

The American naval officer who sailed into Tokyo Bay was: Matthew Perry


The asian country that england had defeated was china

The Asian country that England had defeated was: China


The other european country that was also interested in japan was russia

The other European country that was also interested in Japan was: Russia


Japan was afraid england and russia might invade them

Japan was afraid England and Russia might: invade them


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The Japanese believed if the Americans stayed in Japan, the other countries would not try to conquer Japan


Japan s isolation had to end because japan was getting far behind europe and the united states

Japan’s isolation had to end because Japan was getting: far behind Europe and the United States


The type of war the japanese had among themselves was a civil war

The type of war the Japanese had among themselves was a: civil war


The two sides

One side in this war wanted to give more power back to the emperor.

And wanted to modernize Japan

The two sides


The civil war was won by the people who wanted to modernize japan

The civil war was won by the people who wanted to modernize Japan


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Japan

Reading: Page 5

Worksheet: 3


For a country to grow and modernize it must have

New equipment for the factories

For a country to grow and modernize it must have:


The new class of people gaining power in japan were merchants

The new class of people gaining power in Japan were: merchants


One thing this new class of people wanted was

To control what was made, bought, and sold in Japan

One thing this new class of people wanted was:


Three ways to get natural resources from other countries

Three ways to get natural resources from other countries:

  • Buy them

  • Trade for them

  • Take them


To solve the problem of getting natural resources

Japan chose to take them by going to war

To solve the problem of getting natural resources:


Expansionism

Belief that a country should expand and gain control over other countries

Expansionism:


The first asian country japan conquered was korea

The first Asian country Japan conquered was: Korea


Japan then took over the island of formosa

Japan then took over the island of: Formosa


This island is now called taiwan

This island is now called: Taiwan


Natural resources are needed to make products

Natural resources are needed: to make products


These products are then sold or traded

These products are then: sold or traded


The natural resources can also be sold or traded

The natural resources can also:be sold or traded


The more natural resources and the more products a country has to sell

the richer the country will be.

The more natural resources and the more products a country has to sell:


Japan and the rest of the western world wanted to control china

Japan and the rest of the western world wanted to control: China


The group that was gaining control of japan in the late 1920 s was

The group that was gaining control of Japan in the late 1920’s was:

  • the military


In the 1920 s and 1930 s the whole world was having a depression

In the 1920’s and 1930’s the whole world was having a: depression


When a depression occurs millions of people are unable to find work

When a depression occurs, millions of people are unable to find: work


The military leaders were afraid the depression might spread to asia

The military leaders were afraidthe depression might spread to Asia


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The natural resources, the making of products, the selling of products, and trade is controlled bythe government in communist countries


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